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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:23 AM

 

The Kremlin and GOP Have a New Friendand Boy, Does She Love Guns

Source: thedailybeast.com

Just a few years ago, Maria Butina owned a furniture store in Siberia. Now she’s wheeling and dealing with D.C. think-tankers, Republican strategists, and a Russian bank chief with alleged mob connections.
Depending on the audience, Butina has presented herself as a Russian central bank staffer, a leading gun rights advocate, a “representative of the Russian Federation,” a Washington, D.C., graduate student, a journalist, and a connection between Team Trump and Russia. She used each role to help her gain more high-level contacts in the nation’s capital.

It’s another chapter in what’s becoming a familiar story in Washington: Kremlin-connected operators building bridges to the GOP. Ever since U.S. intelligence services concluded that Russia was meddling in the American presidential elections, Team Trump’s ties to Russia have been highly scrutinized. The president’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned because he misled his bosses about his contacts with the Russian government; and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, also resigned due to questions about his relationship with Russia.

Butina’s relationships, formed with Washington’s conservative society through her fierce advocacy for firearms—one conference described her as the “public face of gun rights in the Russian Federation”—provide a previously unreported link between the Russian government and the Republican Party.

Two of Butina’s friendships in particular have raised eyebrows. She started a business with Paul Erickson, a decades-long Republican Party activist. And she served as a special assistant to the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, Alexander Torshin, a former Russian senator belonging to Vladimir Putin’s political party with alleged ties to the Russian mob world.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/23/the-kremlin-and-gop-share-a-new-friend-and-boy-does-she-love-guns.html



More Ties to Russia, go figure.

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:47 AM

1. RepubliPuppets dancing on the Kremlin strings, abandoning America



Why have Republicans turned their backs on the United States of America and embraced the Evil Empire that Ronald Reagan warned about?

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. Curious connection here with Spain's warrant for Dmitry Firtash

Spain is also wanting to extradite Dmitry Firtash for corruption and money laundering charges, this seems to be related to similar crimes described in the lower half of the story above, and all of these players seemed tied to Trump as well, things are really getting interesting as the pieces are starting to fall into place, it looks like the Russian mafia has been busying hiding their money all over the world and finding people who are willing to play their games


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/dmitry-firtash-spain-seeks-extradition-for-ukrainian-oligarch-linked-to-senior-tories-for-alleged-a7439621.html

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. The GOP jizzes their pants over chicks with guns

and Sarah Palin doesn't quite do it for them anymore...

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